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High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
356 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...DAMAGING WARNING LEVEL SURF WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE
CENTRAL COAST...

...HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES
SOUTH OF POINT CONCEPTION THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.Damaging warning level surf of 15 to 20 feet with local sets to
25 feet will affect west and northwest facing beaches of the
Central Coast today, then surf will slowly subside tonight and
Saturday. The large breaking waves could produce some minor
coastal flooding, mainly of parking lots, especially near the
times of high tides through Saturday.

On west facing beaches south of Point Conception, high surf of
8 to 12 feet is expected today, then surf will slowly subside
tonight and Saturday. Local sets to 15 feet are possible today
on exposed west facing locations such as Ventura Harbor.

CAZ040-041-087-192000-
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Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
356 AM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST SATURDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...Surf is expected to average 8 to 12 feet today
  and early tonight. Sets to 15 feet are possible at exposed
  locations such as Ventura Pier. High surf will slowly subside
  late tonight through Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
  currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
  jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
  rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
  entrance of the Ventura Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
  beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
very dangerous rip currents. Going into the ocean is highly
discouraged, even for experienced swimmers and surfers.
If caught in a rip current, don`t swim against the current. Swim
in a direction following the shoreline until you are able to break
free of it.

&&

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